William E. Bidell, Sr.

September 11, 1934 - September 10, 2016

Age 81, of Warsaw, died peacefully at home on September 10, 2016 after a lengthy illness surrounded by family.

He was born September 11, 1934 in Buffalo, son of the late Harry and Marie Dechert Bidell. Bill retired in 1992 after spending 32 years as a Buffalo fire fighter at Engine 36. Bill and his family moved to Warsaw in 1971. He loved being in the country, spending time on his land and riding his tractor. He spent most of his retirement in Ormond Beach, FL where he enjoyed going to the beach and the beautiful Florida weather. He moved back to Warsaw in 2008.

Surviving are his wife of fifty-six years, Patricia Hiney Bidell; his children, Dawn (Ronald) Rugelis of Churchville, William, Jr. (Michelle) Bidell of Warsaw, Matthew Bidell of Warsaw; his grandchildren, Nicholas Rugelis and Hannah Rugelis; sisters-in-law, Beatrice Bidell, Angela Bidell, Lorraine Courson; nieces and nephews, Barbara Bidell, Robert Bidell, Jack Bidell, Mark Bidell, Laurie (Kevin) Guthrie, Sean (Carrie) McNamara. He was the brother of the late John Bidell and Gene Bidell.

Friends may call Thursday, Sept. 15 from 4 – 7:30 PM at Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, 246 N. Main St., Warsaw. Bill’s funeral service will be held Friday, Sept. 16 at 2 PM at the chapel at Acacia Park Cemetery, 4215 Tonawanda Creek Rd., North Tonawanda, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gainesville Fire Dept., 2 East St., Gainesville, NY 14066.

Important Dates

September 15, 2016 : Calling hours for William E. Bidell, Sr. - 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM

September 16, 2016 : Funeral service for William E. Bidell, Sr., at the chapel at Acacia Park Cemetery, N. Tonawanda - 2:00 PM - 4215 Tonawanda Creek Rd., North Tonawanda

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Sep 16.16 from Thomas C. Perl:
So glad I could be there for you and the family. Your father was amazing. I second Paul Parker's poem it says it all.

Sep 16.16 from Sandy Jolley:

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.


Sep 13.16 from Scott keene:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. The Keene family

Sep 13.16 from Brian Kingston:
Sorry for your loss if you need anything let me know

Sep 13.16 from Michael Bianchi:
Billy, So sorry for your loss if you need anything please reach out to me.
From Bianchi Family

Sep 13.16 from Paul A Parker:
Those we love must someday
pass beyond our present sight...
Must leave us and the world
we know without their radiant light.
But we know that like a candle
their lovely light will surely shine
to brighten up another place
more perfect... more divine.
And in the realm of Heaven where
they shine so warm and bright.
Our loved ones live forevermore
in God’s eternal light.

Sep 13.16 from Eric Conn:
So sorry for your loss. With deepest sympathy from the Conn Family.

Sep 13.16 from Kent R. Blair - TWC/Charter Family:
My deepest sympathies during your time of loss, my thoughts/prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Sep 13.16 from Dawn M Rugelis:
Dad may you now know the peace beyond understanding. I Love You